I bought this tote to begin graduate school and am very pleased so far. I was surprised when I received it that it is not all leather. The front, sides and straps are leather, but the back and bottom are a synthetic material. It bothered me at first, because it is not obvious from the description, but it doesn't bother me anymore. The material side is a pocket that zips open at the bottom to become an attachment that slides over the handle of a rolling suitcase. It works quite well. Inside, there is a padded place for a laptop with a velcro strap to hold it in place. There is room for a few books and notebooks, as well as large size pockets for your phone, iPod, and wallet. There's another large zipped pocket for beauty or office supplies. There are two side loops for pens which work well to hold the pens in place. I like that the interior is built to with a cleanable synthetic fabric with lots of pockets - it's not just a big open space. It holds a lot. I spilt some lunch inside the other day and was able to clean it up easily. The purse looks very nice and I've received compliments. The leather is soft, the straps are comfortable and fall completely to the sides when "at rest" because they are hinged. I'm able to fit this purse in my bike panniers and ride to school. It's good for carrying a lot, but is most comfortable to walk with if it's not stuffed to the gills. Once I've got all my notebooks, computer, umbrella, wallet etc. in there, it gets pretty heavy and the straps aren't as comfortable (as say a backpack). Ladylike, functional, good quality, well-built. Overall very happy. Would feel comfortable taking this to an interview, it looks so nice.
The many pockets, both velcro and zipper closers makes it very easy to organize ones everyday work needs for a purse. I was disappointed, however, in the look and feel of the leather. It looks and feels like synthetic/plastic material. The quality of the lining material is also less than I had hoped. The only color avaiable was chocolate. It is a dull dark brown. For the price, it has given me the opportunity to see if I like the style because I am usually a hobo purse person. I do feel it has been worth the money and now I am wiling to spend more for a satchel style purse. You may be as well!
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